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Fri Apr 11, 2014, 05:56 PM

About 10 years ago I had two seizures...

One at home after an aural migraine which I have had several times before...then another seizure in the hospital.

I must preface this with the fact that I had a bout of gall stone pain..for about a week long...unrelenting....which began when I was 17 (not unrelenting, but often enough) ..I was 50 plus then...and took aspirin, another pain killer and a friend's 'muscle relaxer' (which I have not idea to this day what it was...she was on about 5 psychotropic type drugs)

I had the usual visual aura with all the spiral enlarging shapes...then went to the bathroom and could not put my hands on the toilet paper roll.

Called my sig other to state I think I am having a stroke...every thing was the opposite...when putting my hand through the jacket It went up...when trying to step down the stairs my feet went up...

My friend told the folks from the ambulance...she needs to be on a stretcher!

in the the hospital I began shaking...the doctors asked why I was shaking, and I said I did not know...next thing...I am out of it..and got a MRI...and told to go to a neurosurgeon...only when I tried..I was told I had to get a referral from a GP..seems a referral from the emergency room is not good enough

I never went to a neurosurgeon

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 05:58 PM

1. I went to the hospital the next week and said I might be having

an appendicitis...that is when they discovered the gall bladder problem...seems my stone was as large as a pong pong ball

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 09:00 PM

2. I had two grand mal seizures as a child, at 12 and 13..

This was over 50 years ago...You might be interested in knowing that although I was run

through a battery of tests, they never found any physical cause, and, in their words,

"assumed it was psychological". They put me on Dilantin and phenobarbital, nonetheless.

Is this what's happening with you?

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Response to whathehell (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 12, 2014, 08:00 AM

3. I am not sure if they were grand mal seizures...

I was never diagnosed...I think it was the combination of pain killers and drugs I was taking...

I really thought I had mad cow disease...since it was all over the news at the time...

But it is probably more like what you experienced...unexplained seizures that do not repeat...as it has been 10 years for me.

I recall the next aural migraine I got...and was scared to death it would result in a seizure...but it did not happen.....thank God

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 12, 2014, 11:31 AM

4. I'm glad for you that they did not repeat..

It's interesting that you mentioned an "aural migraine". I had auras, too, but they weren't accompanied by a migraine.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 12, 2014, 02:42 PM

5. No headache here either, but it is called aural 'migraine'..maybe we both have/had the same thing?

I still get one on occassion

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 12, 2014, 03:38 PM

6. My auras were strange, at least to me...The first felt like a sudden "flashback" of sorts

to a psychologically upsetting incident...I was on my way to school and was just looking at a familiar,

utilitarian feature of my landscape, one I saw every day for years -- my school's fence -- and

suddenly I started hearing, in my mind's ear, my mother harshly criticizing me for something that I couldn't

recall, and couldn't even immediately after.

Other auras were just odd "funny" thoughts or feelings which I can't describe which made me

feel like I was in a trance, and made me, for that moment, feel physically sick.

They come out of the blue and I would have to get away from wherever I was, or whatever I was doing at the time.

They were short but "memorable", and I didn't learn until later that they commonly preceded seizures. Were yours

anything like that?

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Response to whathehell (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 12, 2014, 04:04 PM

7. Mine were 100% visual

It starts off with a zig zag small rainbow twirling in my vision and the circle grows to completely fill my sight with the zig zag rainbow..then just stops??

But I have had feelings that if I did not leave where I was, I was gong to die, and would have to go outside or anywhere to get away from where I was...that is a very creepy feeling..have not had that feeling in 20 or so years, thank goodness!!!

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 12, 2014, 07:05 PM

8. Interesting..

They are strange experiences -- I'm happy to say I haven't had any for decades.

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Sat Apr 12, 2014, 11:17 PM

9. did you see my thread about my daughter?

do you have anxiety? hallucinations?

lots of symptoms that arent seizures.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 13, 2014, 11:26 AM

10. Used to have anxiety, till one day I had an anxiety attack in front of my room mate

and she freaked out and made me laugh and I told her it was 'just' an anxiety attack...have not had a serious one since...I would get a flush of one, and tell myself it's 'just' an anxiety attack...and it has never go full bore.

I have had audio hallucinations...my name being called from far away, but very distinct, even though I knew there was no one near or far to call my name?

Paranoia...I still have paranoia. My paranoia is quite self centered behavior, as I think people are making fun of me and spend most of their time thinking of and talking about me, when in reality they have lives of their own.

Does your daughter have that type of visual auras?

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 13, 2014, 02:11 PM

11. see a neurologist now.

she sees people in the shadows.
every one of her axis one symptoms is a common, common form of quiet seizure. her sister, too.
heard voices, pukes, blinding headaches.


shrinks just dont talk to neuros enough. at all.

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